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  1. As royal patronage of Holyrood Abbey continued to rise the area saw more high-status properties with gardens appear in the area. The post-medieval period (1580–1707) - with the construction of Holyrood Palace the area became very prestigious and many of the properties were brought up to form larger townhouses, one of which became Queensberry House .

  2. The House of Commons, which did not have a chamber of its own, sometimes held its debates in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey. The Commons acquired a permanent home at the Palace in St Stephen's Chapel, the former chapel of the royal palace, during the reign of Edward VI (r. 1547–1553).

  3. › wiki › Coombe_AbbeyCoombe Abbey - Wikipedia

    Coombe Abbey is a hotel which has been developed from a historic grade I listed building and former country house. It is located at Combe Fields in the Borough of Rugby , roughly midway between Coventry and Brinklow in the countryside of Warwickshire , England .

  4. › wiki › StirlingStirling - Wikipedia

    The Stirling Scottish Parliament (or Holyrood) constituency created in 1999 is one of nine within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region. Each constituency elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post system of election, and the region elects seven additional members to produce a form of proportional representation.

  5. On top of the tower is a time ball, a large ball which is raised and lowered to mark the time.It was installed in 1853 and became operational in March 1854 to act as a time signal to the ships in Edinburgh's port of Leith, and to ships at the anchorage in the Firth of Forth known as Leith Roads, allowing the ships to set their chronometers.

  6. Hampton Court Palace is a Grade I listed royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 12 miles (19 kilometres) southwest and upstream of central London on the River Thames.

  7. Proposal and planning. The idea of a New Town was first suggested in the late 17th century when the Duke of Albany and York (later King James VII and II), when resident Royal Commissioner at Holyrood Palace, encouraged the idea of having an extended regality to the north of the city and a North Bridge.